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after a car accident that killed cowboys linebacker jerry brown, a member of the team's practice squad. police are saying that this accident happened about 2:20 this morning in the dallas suburb of irving, texas. officers at the scene were being told -- officers at the scene believed that alcohol was a contributing factor in that crash. he was asked to perform some field sobriety tests. based on the result of those tests along with the officers' observations and some conversations, he was arrested for driving while intoxicated. this is developing news out of texas. dallas cowboys defensive lineman josh brint facing an intoxication manslaughter charge. linebacker jerry brown, a member of that team's practice squad, is dead. at this point no comment from the cowboys team as of yet. more on the story as we continue to gather more information right here on msnbc. you ever notice that some people just have a knack for giving the perfect gift? they put real thought into it. and find just... the right...thing. how do they do that? more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. p
Dec 8, 2012 4:00pm PST
after an early morning car crash. linebacker jerry brown, who is a member of the team's practice squad, was pronounced dead at a hospital. he was riding in a car driven by josh brent, the cowboys starting nose tackle. want to bring in now cnn's mark makay for more on this. do we know anything more about this accident? >> no, it unfolded in the early morning hours saturday morning, don, in dallas, just after 2:00 a.m. as you said, a car driven by dallas cowboys defensive lineman josh brent crashing after hitting a curb and flipping. his teammate, not only with the dallas cowboys, but at the university of illinois, jerry brown jr., a practice squad linebacker with the cowboys, was killed. police arrested and booked the 24-year-old josh price brent into the irving county jail. one count of intoxication manslaughter against brent. here is a spokesperson for the department. >> our officers on scene felt as if alcohol was a contributing factor in the accident, so mr. price brent was asked to perform some field sobriety tests. after he performed those field sobriety tests, based on his perfor
Dec 9, 2012 1:00pm PST
to change on a daily basis. >> reporter: 25-year-old jerry brown was in the passenger seated and died at an area hospital. he played bowl with the indianapolis colts before joining the practice squad for dallas cowboys. look at this, his jersey is laid out on the bench there. he and brent played together in college in illinois. meantime, josh brent releasing a statement through his agent from jail. it reads in part, i'm quoting here, i'm devastated and filled with grief for the loss of my close friend and teammate. josh brent was arrested in illinois for a d.u.i. back in 2009. he spent 30 days in jail and was released for probation last year. >> gregg: casey stegall live, thank you. >> heather: coming up. a new legal challenge for the man charged in the killing of teenager that i von martin. george zimmerman taking on nbc but is the lawsuit legit? >> gregg: venezuela's president dropping a bombshell. hugo chavez, why she asking his country to consider his successor. >> heather: new fallout from a crank call scandal rocking the british thrown. we're at walmart with the simmons family.
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